爱。开心便当のValentine’s Day Gift

February 11, 2011

Valentine’s Day is coming very very soon…I am sure many couples are thinking and searching of Valentine’s gift for their loved ones.  This is the headache job for me to find a suitable git for my husband too…hehe.   But, there are two common gifts which most of the guy will give to the girl…a gift and a bouquet of roses. 🙂

Today’s bento will be about these two things, a gift and a bouquet of roses. I used yellow color rice seasoning mix to color the rice into yellow and made it as a gift box with the pink color egg sheet ribbon.   Then, I made a bear from a quail egg and decorated it with nori for the facial details.  But..I feel like this bear  look more like a piggy..heheh..How about you? 😉

After that, I used some sausage stripes to make six roses and included some lettuce to make a bouquet of roses with two heart shape balloons (food picks).

Other goodies in the bento are chicken nuggets, heart shape prawn sausage, broccoli, pink flower made of egg sheet and grapes. 

Do you spotted a diamond ring in the box too??  Yah…a diamond ring is hidden in the middle of the grapes…hehehe…but not a real diamond…it is just a sticker food pick, just to give some “sparkeling light” to the bento. 🙂

Happy Friday and have a great weekend ahead!! Cheers! 🙂


爱。开心便当のBEE Mine

February 9, 2011

Hi friends!!! 🙂

After one week Lunar New Year breaks…we back to normal routine life, and I am back to bento making life too…heheh…

Another four days to Valentine’s Day, therefore I start my bento today with this lovely Valentine’s Day theme bento, BEE MINE… 🙂

I use some rice seasoning mix to color the rice to purple color and placed the rice in the lower tier of the box.  Put in one pair of bees couple on top of the rice.  To make the bees…I boiled the quail eggs the put them into the yellow color water to color them with yellow color.  Then, cut some tiny stripes from a piece of nori and circle around the eggs, put in the eyes and mouth of the bees from nori too.   I used two pairs of green leaves food picks as the wings of the bees.  The heart shape trail were made of black sesame seeds and the words “BEE MINE” were cut from crab meat.

On the upper tier of the box, I have included some fried chickens, broccoli, grapes, mandarin orange and three cucumber flowers.

I bought this 2-tier box while shopping at the hypermarket yesterday.  The amount of food that can fit into the box is just nice and enough for my son…so decided to use it this morning, although the cover image is not so suitable with the theme…heheh…

Submitting this post to Shannon’s blog, “What’s for Lunch Wednesday, Week 37“.  Check out the others’ bentos in this post and share yours in this post too.


爱。开心便当のBunny Sponge Cake

August 18, 2010

I baked a vanilla sponge cake yesterday using sponge cake mix that I bought from the bakery supply shop.  It was so easy & simple to make the cake, just follow the steps shown on the plastic pack…that’s all…and the cake came out just nice & yummy. 🙂

I am using the sponge cake for today’s bento. I really don’t have any idea on what to make using those sponge cake slices. At last, simple & common character – bunny. Yeah…bunny again. 😦

I cut the sponge cake with the bunny cutter & decorated the details with cheese & nori. I boiled 2 quail eggs & used a straw to make small holes on the eggs just as I learned from Bentolicious. Thanks Lia for sharing this wonderful technique.  Then, put in ribbon food picks to the eggs. Other than that, I cut two slides of red oranges & decorated them like a bunny too. 🙂

Simple and easy way of preparing the bento. 🙂